A new free, five-week MOOC will help educators design more engaging blended learning courses

MOOC-blended-learning Designing a blended learning course may seem complicated to people unfamiliar with the vast array of options blended learning provides, but EDUCAUSE, Instructure, and the University of Central Florida hope to remedy that problem by offering a free MOOC on blended learning methods.

The new course also marks the first venture into the world of MOOCs for EDUCAUSE, a higher education nonprofit focusing on information technology.

Blended learning has gained steam in the past year as more educators seek to incorporate a mix of traditional classroom learning and digital media in order to create a more collaborative, and engaging work environment for students in the classroom and online.

“BlendKit2014, Becoming a Blended Learning Designer,” was created to provide “practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended learning course,” according to a report released by Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system.

(Next page: What the MOOC course will teach; how to register)


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